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Why does diamond have the highest melting point?

 

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Diamond has a very compact structure wherein one carbon atom is covalently bonded with 4 other carbon atoms.

So, a lot of energy is required to break the bonds between them since covalent bonds are extremely strong. 

Therefore, diamond has a very high melting point.

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Why does diamond have the highest melting point? Answer Diamond has a very compact structure wherein one carbon atom is covalently bonded with 4 other carbon atoms. So, a lot of energy is required to break the bonds between them since covalent bonds are extremely strong. Therefore, diamond has a very high melting point.

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